Increase in aerospace industry transactions over the last decade to 535 MTD

In the last decade, transactions in the aeronautical components industry have increased significantly to 535 million Tunisian dinars (MTD) compared to 35 million dinars before, resulting in the creation of 12,000 jobs according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Major groups specialised in the aeronautical components industry are based in Tunisia, including the company Stelia Aerospace, which specialises in the aircraft fuselage industry, which employs 900 people.

The government currently aims at improving the positioning of the aeronautical sector in the industrial fabric, notably through the development of 23 hectares, with the start-up of the new industrial zone of Mghira, where a vocational training centre in the aeronautical industry has taken up residence.

The aim is to take advantage of the expected increase in the automotive components sector with the projection for the coming years of the manufacture of 33 thousand aircraft for 5 trillion dollars, according to Islem Ben Mbarek deputy director in a Tunisian company specialising in the aircraft components industry.

In this connection, Tunisia intends to mark its participation in the next edition of the Paris International Air Show (SIAE) of Paris-Le Bourget, with a view to a better promotion of Tunisia as an investment site, notably after the success of the International Investment Conference “Tunisia 2020”, Minister of Industry and Trade Ziad Laadhari told TAP on Monday while visiting the industrial zone of Mghira.

Source: TAP news Agency